Jody Gilbert

Jody Gilbert (March 18, 1916 – February 3, 1979) was an American actress.

Jody Gilbert
Born(1916-03-18)March 18, 1916
DiedFebruary 3, 1979(1979-02-03) (aged 62)
Resting placeHollywood Forever Cemetery
Years active1937-1978


Gilbert was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She studied voice and acting at Columbia University, and was a graduate of Pasadena Playhouse.[1] One of her first notable roles was in the W.C. Fields film Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, playing a quick-witted diner waitress who has a verbal duel with Fields. She appeared in numerous roles in the movies, radio and television, often in supporting roles as "sizeable" but confident women.[2]

Jody Gilbert died from complications from an auto accident in 1979. [1]


Year Title Role Notes
1939Chasing DangerTeena
1939New FrontierRusty's Dance PartnerUncredited
1939No Place to GoMrs. HazelhurstUncredited
1939NinotchkaStreetcar Conductress - Moscow RoommateUncredited
1939Everything Happens at NightHilda
1940Little Old New YorkHilda
1940SeventeenEthel BokeUncredited
1940Star DustSwedish Maid
1940Ski PatrolFanni Nerkuu
1940Grand Ole OpryWomen's Club PresidentUncredited
1940Brigham YoungStout Woman Who Can't SwimUncredited
1940Flowing GoldTillie / Mrs. Harris
1940Hit Parade of 1941Uncredited
1941Hudson's BayGermaine
1941Maisie Was a LadyCurly the Bearded LadyUncredited
1941Pot o' GoldHelga SvensonUncredited
1941Sergeant YorkFat WomanUncredited
1941Wild Geese CallingSwedeUncredited
1941Never Give a Sucker an Even BreakThe Waitress
1941Shadow of the Thin ManLana - Spider Webb's GirlUncredited
1941Hellzapoppin'Louie's GirlfriendUncredited
1941Remember the DayMrs. Martha Avery
1942Ride 'Em CowboyMoonbeamUncredited
1942The Tuttles of TahitiEffie
1942The Affairs of MarthaHadwigUncredited
1942IcelandFat GirlUncredited
1942Wrecking CrewHefty GirlUncredited
1942The Black SwanFlossy Woman with TommyUncredited
1942Journey for MargaretMadame BornholmUncredited
1942Reunion in FranceBrunhilde - Stout CustomerUncredited
1943The Hard WayAnderson - MasseuseUncredited
1943Hers to HoldBabeUncredited
1943Wings Over the PacificNative woman with Black Eye
1943Hi Diddle DiddleAgitated WifeUncredited
1943Hi'ya, SailorPlump HostessUncredited
1943The Unknown GuestMrs. GreenUncredited
1943Princess O'RourkeWoman Truck DriverUncredited
1944The Story of Dr. WassellHead NurseUncredited
1944Ladies of WashingtonNurse's AideUncredited
1944Marriage Is a Private AffairGirl Taxi DriverUncredited
1944Lost in a HaremNative LaundressUncredited
1944Music for MillionsBurly Woman Cab DriverUncredited
1944Together AgainFat Woman Fleeing Nightclub RaidUncredited
1944Can't Help SingingBath House AttendantUncredited
1945Roughly SpeakingWoman in StoreUncredited
1945Christmas in ConnecticutMrs. GersegUncredited
1945That Night with YouMasseuseUncredited
1945Strange ConfessionMrs. ToddUncredited
1945Hold That BlondeMatronUncredited
1945Life with BlondieBuxom WomanUncredited
1945Texas PanhandleMillie the BlacksmithUncredited
1946Partners in TimeThe Bad CookUncredited
1946Deadline for MurderTiny
1946Two Guys from MilwaukeeBig WomanUncredited
1946Singing on the TrailCaseyUncredited
1946DecoyMrs. NoonanUncredited
1946Cross My HeartMiss StewartUncredited
1946The Show-OffWoman(scenes deleted)
1947Blondie's HolidayCynthia Thompson (Class of '32)
1947Fun on a WeekendCustomer in Clothing ShopUncredited
1947Second ChancePolicewomanUncredited
1947Roses Are RedJill's LandladyUncredited
1947Heading for HeavenMable FosterUncredited
1948AlbuquerquePearl Eager
1948Are You with It?Mrs. Minerva Henkle
1948CasbahAmerican WomanUncredited
1948Texas, Brooklyn and HeavenLadyUncredited
1948Million Dollar WeekendBig Woman at Airline CounterUncredited
1948My Dear SecretaryHilda SneebacherUncredited
1948Bungalow 13Mrs. Martha Barton
1948The PalefaceWoman in BathhouseUncredited
1949Knock on Any DoorGussieUncredited
1949The Lost TribeZulta, the BarmaidUncredited
1949The Lovable CheatMadame Violette
1949HellfireFull Moon
1949One Last FlingAmy Dearing
1949BrimstoneFat Lady on StageUncredited
1949The Doctor and the GirlMrs. VlacsekUncredited
1950The Blonde BanditBertha Fannon
1950Blonde DynamiteSarah Dumbrowski
1950House by the RiverFlora Bantam
1950The Yellow Cab ManCecil's MotherUncredited
1950My Friend Irma Goes WestFat WomanUncredited
1951Gene Autry and The MountiesSquawUncredited
1951Slaughter TrailFat Woman at DanceUncredited
1952Something to Live ForWoman in Telephone BoothUncredited
1952Actor's and SinMrs. Egelhofer(segment "Woman of Sin")
1952Jumping JacksMr. White's SecretaryUncredited
1953HoudiniFat GirlUncredited
1969Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidLarge Woman
1971WillardCharlotte Stassen


  1. "Funeral Services Set for Actress Jody Gilbert". Los Angeles Times. 2 February 1979. Retrieved 19 December 2018 via
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